Drivers get break from rising gas prices in NJ, around America

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**FILE**A gasoline station attendant pumps gas in this July 13, 2006 file photo in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)

TRENTON, N.J. — Drivers are getting a bit of a break from rising gas prices in New Jersey and around the nation.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.94, down a penny from a week ago.

Drivers were paying an average of $2.23 a gallon a year ago at this time.

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.86, down two cents from last week.

Drivers were paying an average of $2.06 a gallon a year ago at this time.

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